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Steps to enrolling

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508.999.9129 to deposit by credit card

9am–4pm, Monday–Friday

Or, deposit online

Make your deposit online

Or, send by mail

Mail your check with the Enrollment Reservation Form to:

Undergraduate Admissions Office
285 Old Westport Road
Dartmouth, MA 02747-2300

When you complete your Enrollment Reservation Form and send in your $200 enrollment deposit, this amount is deducted from your fall semester bill. Deposits are non-refundable after January 1.

If you choose to live on campus, please include your $200 housing deposit with your enrollment deposit above—for a total of $400. Housing is assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. The earlier you return your deposit, the sooner we can reserve your space. Deposits are non-refundable after January 1.

After you’ve made your housing deposit, notify the Housing and Residential Education Office. The Housing Office will then send an email to your UMassD email account with instructions for completing and signing your housing contract. You’ll need your UMassD login to complete the contract.

Contact Housing: housing@umassd.edu or 508.999.8140 

We encourage you to complete the 2019-2020 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be considered for financial aid. List the UMassD school code on your FAFSA so we can receive your information: 002210. If you have already completed the FAFSA, please make sure you update the FAFSA with the UMassD school code

More information: Financial Aid

You will receive an email inviting you to activate your UMassD student account. The subject line will be "UMassD Logon Account Activation."

The UMassD Logon is your username and password for email, our "myUMassD" portal, and our "COIN" student information system. It is different from the “Check My Status” ID and password you’ve used as an applicant. You may have already activated your account to upload Financial Aid documents. You will not receive your email to activate your account until you have paid your deposit.

Activate Your UMassD Logon

State law requires a placement test in math, and if your academic program requires it, a placement test in a foreign language. These tests enable us to place you into the appropriate courses, and have no impact on your admission to the university.

For information and completion of placement exams, please log into the myUMassD portal. You will receive an email inviting you to activate your UMassD student account. Once activated, you may log into the myUMassD portal and go to the placement testing page.

Exemption from the tests only occurs if you have received transfer credit for college-level math or college-level foreign language. AP credits do not exempt a student from testing.

If you have questions, please email: placement@umassd.edu

Incoming first-year students: Be sure your final official high school transcript has proof of graduation. If you have taken IB, AP, or CLEP exams, please have scores sent to the Registrar's Office to receive credit.

Incoming transfer students: Be sure to send your final official college transcript(s) from all colleges attended. If you have taken AP, IB, or CLEP exams, please have scores sent to the Registrar’s Office to receive credit.

Dual enrollment students: Please send your official college transcript in addition to your official high school transcript.

Offers of acceptance to UMass Dartmouth are contingent upon successful completion of all courses in high school and/or college and certification of your high school graduation. If your performance declines significantly, we reserve the right to rescind your acceptance.

Visa: Accepted international students need an I-20 document in order to enter the United States. The I-20 is a multi-purpose document issued by UMass Dartmouth certifying that a student has been admitted to a full-time study program and that the student has demonstrated sufficient financial resources to stay in the U.S. An admitted student needs to take the I-20 to the American embassy or consulate when applying for a student visa.

To demonstrate your financial resources: Submit the Declaration of Finances (PDF) with the required documentation.

More visa information: International Undergraduate Application

Attend Orientation: Orientation is an important introduction to university life. It will be your opportunity to receive academic advising in your major, select courses, and meet Orientation Leaders and peers. Learn more about International Students Orientation

Documentation transfer: If you are currently studying in the U.S. as a high school or college student, you must transfer your SEVIS I-20 or DS 2019 to UMass Dartmouth. More information: Learn more about transferring from another school in the U.S.

Health insurance: Massachusetts State Law requires all undergraduate students enrolled in a minimum of 9 credits have insurance in the university’s health insurance plan or in a plan with comparable coverage. You will receive instructions from the Bursar’s Office along with your bill for how to waive or enroll in the university’s health insurance plan. The insurance fee automatically appears on your bill. You must complete the online waiver stating whether or not you want the insurance.

You may not waive your insurance requirement using Health Safety Net, MassHealth Limited, Children's Medical Security Plan or a non-U.S. based plan. Students with F-1 visas will automatically be enrolled in the university's health insurance plan.

Immunizations: Immunization records are required for all full-time students, students enrolled in Nursing and Medical Laboratory Science, on-campus residents, and international students. Please go to the Student Health Portal and sign in using your UMassD Logon to obtain and complete your health forms.

Transfer students: Complete your mandatory online orientation for information regarding early advising, registration, and answers to your questions about successfully transitioning to UMassD. You'll find your online orientation at the myUMassD portal (select New Students, then Orientation, then Online Orientation).

Registration & advising will be available in mid-January to students who have not yet registered for spring classes.

Transfer Orientation

First-year students: An important introduction to university life, orientation is mandatory and provides your first opportunity to receive academic advising, select courses, and meet orientation leaders and fellow students. Sessions will include Financial Aid, Student Employment, Living on Campus, Commuting, Getting Involved on Campus, Career Development, and photos for the UMass Pass (student ID), as well as options for tours and visits to the Campus Store and Parking Office.

Once students have deposited, an email is sent with details to register for a specific January orientation session.

January Orientation

Our objective is for you to achieve your educational goals in a safe and secure environment.

UMass Dartmouth's Department of Public Safety is a full-service police department with sworn officers, and is among the best qualified, motivated, supervised, and led police departments in the region. The UMass Dartmouth Annual Security Report provides important information about the safety and security of our campus.

Once you've activated your UMassD account, access the Accommodate system via the myUMassD Student Resources page to request accommodations based on a disability or chronic health condition. You can connect with the Center for Access & Success, Housing, Dining Services, and Transportation departments to request accommodations and upload your documentation to one centralized location.

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